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Muehrcke lines

Pronunciation: mer'ke

Definition: white lines, parallel with the lunula and separated from each other by normal pink areas; associated with hypoalbuminemia; the lines do not move outward with nail growth, but disappear when the serum albumin returns to normal.

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